Did I Hear You Right?
Did I Hear You Right? J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2019 Jun 25;:1-3 Authors: Jeba J Abstract As a palliative care physician I am constantly receiving wisdom from my interactions with patients and their families. The situation discussed in this article provides an example of a unique experience, with early requests for euthanasia that transitioned to aggressive end of life care later. Reflecting on this journey has enriched my professional life. PMID: 31237463 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DiscussionMalignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are uncommon sarcomatous tumors that are believed to be derived from Schwann cell or neighboring cells with perineurial differentiation. MTT is rarely reported in mediastinum, lung and heart (
We are thankful for Dr Hunter's comments on our recent work.1 We fully agree with her appreciation about the need to reduce costs. Coincidentally, we are currently performing a retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis in patients with refractory pain due to leg ulcers who are noneligible for revascularization. These patients were referred to a pain unit for analgesic palliative treatment, and self-administered topical sevoflurane was compared against other conventional analgesic treatments. Preliminary results showed that topical sevoflurane is by far the most cost-effective treatment for this specific condition.
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Lene Kirkhus, Magnus Harneshaug, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Bjørn Henning Grønberg, Siri Rostoft, Sverre Bergh, Marianne J. Hjermstad, Geir Selbæk, Torgeir Bruun Wyller, Øyvind Kirkevold, Tom Borza, Ingvild Saltvedt, Marit S. JordhøyAbstractBackgroundMaintaining physical function and quality of life (QoL) are prioritized outcomes among older adults. We aimed to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting older patients' physical function and QoL during cancer treatment.MethodsProspec...
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In order to dramatically advance the evidence base for pediatric palliative care (PPC) interventions, practices, and programs in the United States and similar practice settings, the field needs to better understand the challenges and opportunities for rigorous scholarship.
We sought to increase intensive care unit-family meeting (ICU-FM) documentation in the electronic health record in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals.
Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) frequently survive into adulthood and many have multi-faceted symptoms that impair quality of life.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The role of aromatherapy in supportive symptom management for pediatric patients receiving palliative care has been underexplored. This pilot study aimed to measure the impact of aromatherapy using validated child-reported nausea, pain, and mood scales 5 minutes and 60 minutes after aromatherapy exposure. METHODS: The 3 intervention arms included use of a symptom-specific aromatherapy sachet scent involving deep breathing. The parallel default control arm (for those children with medical exclusion criteria to aromatherapy) included use of a visual imagery picture envelope and deep breathin...
Clinicians deciding whether to refer a patient or family to specialty palliative care report facing high levels of uncertainty. Most research on medical uncertainty has focused on prognostic uncertainty. As part of a pediatric palliative referral intervention for oncology teams we explored how uncertainty might influence palliative care referrals.
Palliative care is rarely accessible in low- and middle-income countries, and lack of adequate training for healthcare providers is a key reason. In Vietnam, the Ministry of Health, major hospitals and medical universities, and foreign physician-educators have partnered to initiate palliative care training for physicians.